At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Cops-N-Kids Reading Center
800 Villa Street
Racine, WI 53403
Wisconsin State Medical Society Foundation
330 E. Lakeside Street
Madison, WI 53715
Life Story / Obituary
Dr. Gregory A. Shove, age 65, passed away, Sunday, February 10, 2019. Gregory was born in Manhattan, Kansas, on April 5, 1953, as son of Gene and Myrtle (nee: Ellis) Shove.
On June 21,1980, Greg and Sandra Anderson were married, in Chicago, at West Point Baptist Church. (Officiated by Reverend C. J. Thompson.) He received his Bachelor of Sciences, in Liberal Arts and Sciences, in 1975, and went on to attend the University of Illinois, at the Medical Center. Upon completion, he was admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Medicine, in 1979. Greg accepted an internship at the University of Illinois where he received his graduate education degree in Internal Medicine, in June of 1982. He then, went on to accept a fellowship in Rheumatology, at the University of Illinois. That same year, what proved to be Greg’s proudest accomplishment of his lifetime, was becoming the father, of his only child, Andrea Natalie, in November. A year-and-a-half later, in June of 1984, he completed his fellowship.
Immediately, following completion of his fellowship, Dr. Shove, Sandra, and their 18 month old daughter, Andrea Natalie, moved to Racine, Wisconsin, where he proudly joined and worked at the Racine Medical Clinic, as Southeast Wisconsin’s first Rheumatologist. He was a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, member of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, member of the Wisconsin Medical Society, Board Member Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation,a Member and Past President of the Wisconsin Rheumatology Association, Past President of the Racine County Medical Society, Board Member, Cops ‘N Kids, Member, Rotary West Racine, Member, Wisconsin Internal Medical Society, and more.
Gregory always had an intense sense of curiosity... about e v e r y t h i n g - and enjoyed many intellectual pursuits. Greg was an avid reader and would cram in opportunities to enjoy a physically active lifestyle in a life filled with purposeful commitments to his family and his patients, while trying to positively impact and promote better health of Wisconsin’s citizenry and the medical community in the state of Wisconsin.
Following a major, life-altering stroke in 2005, Greg changed gears and ended his clinical medicine practice. He became a volunteer, to tutor math and/or biology students, at Washington Park High School and later worked as an Adjunct Professor at Capella University.
Greg loved to run, for pleasure, play tennis and golf, travel the world and cruise his beloved Harley. He will be best remembered for his zest for life, intellectual curiosity, his sense of humor, and his enormous love for his family, friends, and his profession.
After forty-four years as a couple, Greg will be dearly missed by his loving wife, of thirty eight years, Sandra, his devoted daughter, Andrea Shove of Houston; his mother, Myrtle Shove of Champaign-Urbana, IL; sister, Myrene Brown of Zionsville, IN; brother, Kent Shove of Fort Collins, CO; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Fredericka (James) Nichols of East St. Louis, IL, Dr. Bernadette Anderson of Chicago, Charlotte Wells of Chicago, LaKeisha Anderson of East St. Louis, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. noon until 1:00 p.m., with A Celebration of Greg’s Life Service to start at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cops-N-Kids Reading Center, 800 Villa St, Racine, WI 53403 or the Wisconsin State Medical Society Foundation, 330 E. Lakeside St. Madison WI 53715 have been suggested.